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    let me explain why people don't like aphids.

    First, a sundew is just the starting snack. Aphids can trot right though their little hairs, especially since they usually attack the underside of a leaf, not the top. 2 Aphids can become 500 aphids in a matter of days.

    I don't know when my aphid infestation started this winter, but by the time I caught it, it was already to late. You see, I have four pepper plants, and all that is left of their lush growth, is stems and stems... the aphids are pretty much gone... once they killed off all the leaves I guess they left for better hunting grounds... those that remained, got sprayed with neem oil, wintergreen alchohol/water/soap combo, and subjected to what san antonians laughably call 'cold snaps'. so now, the infestation is 'under control' if not totally dead, have not seen a live aphid in weeks... but their legacy remains... mutilated plants...

    plants I could not use orthene on because I eat their produce.

    Oh, and Aphids also produce a substance called aphid honey, I think it is their waste, but it gets over the leaves under them, the soil, the pot, you name it , on everything, and it's gross.. sticky... and black fungus uses it as a medium to start growing in.

    Is that enough of a reason to hate aphids? :-)

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    Do aphids ever get caught on pings?

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    Ah, Aphids! [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
    Mondo, a D. capensis will catch some of the aphids, but at the same time be a tasty snack for them too. #### aphids caused a bunch of deformed leaves. But, just a little bit of Orthene wiped them all out, along with other pests on my other cp's [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    larry

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